An exhibition at the Barbican presents photographs that captured seminal moments in 20th and 21st-century architecture
Eighteen photographers, including Andreas Gursky, Charles and Ray Eames, Bernd and Hilla Becher and Julius Shulman, captured seminal moments in 20th and 21st-century architecture.
From Le Corbusier’s town-planning masterwork Chandigarh, shot by cinematographer Lucien Hervé, to Berenice’s Abbott’s documentation of the rise of the New York skyscraper, and Bas Princen’s survey of the Middle East’s urban transformation, Constructing Worlds considers architecture as the photographer’s favourite muse.
Above are some of the works on display.
Constructing Worlds runs at the Barbican until 11 January 2015
Images: Flowers Gallery; Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg; Luigi Ghirri Estate and Matthew Marks Gallery, New York; J. Paul Getty Trust, Julius Shulman Photography Archive, Research Library at the Getty Research Institute; Perry Rubenstein Gallery, Los Angeles; 303 Gallery; New York and Sprüth Magers, London;; Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection